Move over, sheet masks: There’s a new mask in town. Whether your skin is naturally dehydrated or the change in season is the culprit, a jelly face mask is a must this time of year — they’re essentially like a tall glass of water for your face. Packed full of moisture-rich ingredients and with a cooling, calming texture that soothes even the most irritated skin, the best jelly face masks leave your skin feeling supple, refreshed and glowy.
Originally from Korea (like all the best skincare ideas), jelly face masks have a light, bouncy texture. The formula won’t drip or make a mess either. There are tons of different jelly face masks out there, and while most of them focus on hydration, there are other benefits too. If you want to tame oil, try Annie's Way Charcoal Black Jelly Mask ($20), which contains resurfacing AHAs and a calming jelly texture. If you’re more low-maintenance, try an overnight mask like Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45). Or if you’re feeling fancy, try Bella Hadid’s choice, Dior Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask ($69).
Whatever your skin type, we’ve got a jelly face mask to suit you. Scroll down to see the best of the best.
Best for Taming Oil
With a blend of charcoal powder and licorice root extract, this gentle jelly mask works to reduce oil and breakouts, and leaves skin bright and radiant.
Best for Baby-Soft Skin Overnight
Packed with hyaluronic acid and watermelon extract (both are great for soothing irritated skin), apply two scoops of this all over your face and neck before bed. Then, in the morning, wash it off and reveal a brighter, softer complexion.
Best for Soothing Stressed-Out Skin
With antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed oil and orange peel, this ultra-soothing mash calms stressed skin while fighting off the free-radical aggressors that aggravate it.
Best for Firming and Plumping
The black cumin seed in this jelly mask helps to combat congestion. Made with blackcurrant, blackberry, black bee propolis and black pearl (hence the inky-hued formula), it works overnight to lift, firm and plump the skin.
Best for Priming
Perfect as a pre-makeup treatment, this hardworking mask gently exfoliates skin, tightens the appearance of pores, and boosts collagen production for plump, smooth skin.
Best for Soothing Angry Skin
This ultra-cooling mask is packed with skin-soothing calendula and aloe vera to nourish and hydrate angry, irritated skin. Keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
Best for Complexions in Crisis
Worldwide, one of these masks is sold every minute thanks to its combination of soothing cucumber and chamomile extracts. It’s brilliant for calming down stressed skin and sensitivities caused by waxing, facials or chemical peels.
Best for Sensitive Skin
Fortified with Vichy’s remineralizing thermal water, this ultra-hydrating mask locks in moisture while enhancing the skin’s natural barrier. It’s perfect for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin types.
Best for a 3-Minute Facial
Loved by Bella Hadid (need we say more?), Dior’s fresh jelly mask is like a facial in a tub. In just three minutes, you’ll get a gentle yet powerful peel thanks to the combination of citrus fruit extracts and apricot kernel extracts.
Best for Hydrating Dry Skin
Featuring a cocktail of peach-derived ceramides, squalane, Lactobacillus, and citrus fruit extract, this jelly sheet mask helps to hydrate the skin and strengthen your moisture barrier.
Best for Skin in Colder Climates
Developed with pure Arctic spring water and organic Nordic birch sap, the light water-gel formula delivers intense hydration. It’s perfect for skin that’s been beaten by the winter chill.
Best for Replenishing Skin Overnight
Enriched with edelweiss stem cells, this bouncy jelly mask molds itself like a second skin for instant hydration. Leave on overnight and wake up with plumper, younger-looking skin. Plus, it’s 100% vegan. Win-win.
Best for Brightening Skin
With a blend of all our favorites—ginger, turmeric, and vitamin C—this superfood face mask brightens dull and lackluster skin for a smoother, more radiant complexion.